This picture, taken today on a particularly warm and muggy early Spring day, reveals the bulk of my intended 6' x 8' patio garden. The clay pots are temporarily hanging on my wall garden just to demonstrate my engineering ability (read: not so engineer-y), which is tres' portable.
I'm also doing 3 hanging coconut fiber baskets containing cilantro, lime basil, and sweet basil. So far I have successfully produced all of my herbs and have one lavender seedling emerging. That list includes:
- Lime Basil
- Sweet Basil
And I also have 12 tomato plants, which I've started from seed. Yes, tomatoes. I am going to pot 6 of them in 5-gallon buckets and hope that will produce enough. Of course I might get crazy and do all 12 because my ultimate goal here is to not only have fresh produce and herbs for cooking, but also to use for my holiday gift extravaganza. My favorites are the basil, which is why I'm growing so much of it, cilantro (limited growing season - again, reasons for growing more) and the oregano; I'm interested to see what I can do with fennel, and of course am always happy with dill.
I'm also going to share the surplus started herbs with some friends and family. It's an exciting time down South, y'all. Let summer begin!